Hercules striker David Trezeguet has confirmed that Liverpool made their move for him this summer.
The former Juventus striker moved to Spanish side Hercules, who shocked Barcelona at the Nou Camp last weekend, on a free transfer after being released by the bianconeri last summer. Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson was also heavily linked with a move for the player at the time.
Regularly linked with a Premier League switch during his decade in Serie 'A', the French international revealed that Lazio were also keen to sign him, but the lure of the Spanish sun was too much to turn down for the 32-year-old.
"Lazio and Liverpool were interested. But things went on. The English club waited to sort out the transfer of Mascherano before starting anything else," Trezeguet told French paper L'Equipe.
"Anyway, after 10 years in Turin, above all I needed to find sun and sea again. And the fact that my wife is from the region also played a part in my decision."
Trezeguet began his career with Platense before joining Monaco in 1995. After five years in Ligue 1, Juventus took the player to Serie 'A'. With 171 goals in 318 total appearances, the Frenchman proved his worth for the Italian giants.
Released with a year left on his contract, Liverpool were keen to bolster their attacking options with a player of Trezeguet's calibre. However, newly promoted Hercules was the former World Cup and European Championship winners prefered destination, and not Anfield with the Reds.
The Merseyside outfit missed out on a string of strikers heading towards deadline day, with Carlton Cole, Ola Toivonen and Bobby Zamora all thought to be on the Hodgson wish list at Liverpool as August came to a close.
Liverpool failed to land any of the striker targets, and could pay the price in the coming months after a sluggish start to the Premier League campaign.